Lesson 4: Greetings
These are greetings you can use to begin a conversation. Choose the right
greeting based on the time of day. These greetings can be "exchanged" (i.e.
Good morning. Good morning.)
Note: Stressed syllables are in bold
|Good day. or Good
These are basic greetings to use any time. They can be exchanged.
literally: Be healthy.
(most appropriate among friends)
These greetings signal the end of an encounter.
literally: Peaceful night.
literally: Until we see each other again.
There are many ways to ask "How are you?" This is the easiest (but a
little bit informal). Note that the person responding to the question "How
are you?" doesn't just repeat the question, but asks instead something like
"And how about you?"
|How are you?
literally: How are things?
|Good. And how about you?
And how are yours? or How are they by
А как у вас?
(Kharasho. A kak u vas?)
|Fine. (Not bad.)